For 24 years he was employed by E.J. Roberts & Son and then went into business for himself for 30 years reconditioning marine propellers. He was active in his community serving as Master of North River Grange, fire chief, and school director, while constantly moonlighting building a home. He enjoyed flying, motorcycles, boats, and antique cars. He restored and won trophies for several antique cars.
Boating was his family’s primary summer recreation. A highlight was going to Expo ‘67 via boat. He could build or fix anything and often shared his experience with others. He was a “Jack of all trades” and master of many. He loved music and played steel guitar and organ and was a good dancer. He was a kind and generous man who loved life with great joy. He was never judgmental and always fair.
He is survived by his wife, Laverne; daughters, Kathleen McIntyre-Bernier, of Greenfield, MA, and Jean McIntyre, of Greenfield, MA; son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Donna McIntyre, of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Marc Aranha, of Burlington, CT, Matthew (Holly) Attesi, of Bernardston, MA, Megan (Allen) Buff, of Buffalo, WY, and Leah Murdock, (Matthew Bulanger), of Newfane; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two great-grandchildren.
The burial service will be private, followed by a gathering of remembrance at the Jacksonville Community Church Sunday School at 2 pm on August 26. All are invited. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Deerfield Valley Rescue or the Vermont Association for the Blind, c/o Covey, Allen and Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal email condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.